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SRINAGAR — A minor boy lost his life after he drowned in a water canal in his native village of Inderkoot area of Sumbal in northern Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday.

An official quoted by a local news agency said that a 7-year-old boy identified as Suhail Ahmad, son of Zulafkar Dar and a resident of Bun Mohahalla Inderkoot Sumbal, drowned in a canal.

However, after the hectic efforts of locals, the body was retrieved from the canal and taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

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Meanwhile, the local police have taken cognizance of this incident and started an investigation in this regard.

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